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samaritans has quite a story himself. and here's terrell brown. >> reporter: this photo is one of the first captured shortly after the blasts went off. the man in the cow boy hat is 52-year-old carlos arrendondo who ran toward the chaos when others were running away. >> blood is everywhere. people asking for help. people crying. and people running away. the smoke and the smell, too, was very powerful there. >> reporter: america has heard arrendondo's story before when his 20-year-old son was killed in iraq in 2004 he was inconsolable. in agony and rage he set a van on fire and received help through counseling. search years later his other son committed suicide. arrendondo was at the marathon as part of a healing process giving out flags at the finish line in honor of veterans. when the bomb went off he ran to the aid of a man lying on the sidewalk missing his legs. >> i went to the ground to comfort him. he's okay. the ambulance is on the way. stay still. don't move. i ended up picking him up from the ground to put him in a wheelchair. they just arrived. >> reporter: you see yourself as a h
message from ginger brown. being a mom mom who recently lost my only child i pray for his parents. i hope they were comforted by the fact that he was so close to them and he was obviously proud of his dad that day. thank you, ginger. it occurs to me with all the social media -- the faces and the tears of these victims are not only in your living room, heck, they're on your ipad, too. and we feel their pain. i'm just hoping there's comfort in all that connectedness for the people that could really use a little comfort right now. i could use more of your e- mails. the address here mailbag@wusa9.com. i'm looking forward to hearing from you. that's our broadcast. i'll be right back here at 11:00 along with leslie and topper. log on any time to wusa9.com. we'll see you tonight. bye-bye. >>> the boston marathon bombing the day after. >> "e.t" with the stars personally affected by the tragedy. >> something just blew up? >> boston native mark wahlberg's heart break. hollywood extending support. >> our hearts go out to all you guys out there on the east coast. that's a real tragedy. >> terrifying
brown is here with that story. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. bill iffrig was about to finish his third run in the boston marathon when the first explosion went off and literally knocked him off his feet. as the first bomb exploded near the finish line, one runner is seen falling to the ground. legs buckled by the blast. the runner is 78-year-old bill iffrig. >> shock waves just hit my whole body and my legs just started jittering around. i knew i was going down. >> reporter: a veteran of 45 marathons. iffrig traveled from his home in washington state to run the boston marathon for a third time. >> i was just approaching the last straightaway to the finish line. i had a good day. i was feeling really good. >> reporter: fewer than 20 feet from the finish line when the explosion forced him down. iffrig says his injuries were minor. >> didn't feel any severe pain. as i rolled over i seen a scratch on my leg. nothing too bad. i laid there just momentarily. >> iffrig was surrounded by first responders and helped up by marathon officials as wounded were taken away from the scene, if
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